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Products > Tulbaghia 'Ashanti'
 
Tulbaghia 'Ashanti' - Large Flowering Society Garlic
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Alliaceae (~Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Tulbaghia violacea hybrid)
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Tulbaghia 'Ashanti' (Large Flowering Society Garlic) - A clumping evergreen perennial with tuberous roots from which emerge narrow flexible grass-like 1 foot long by 1/8 inch wide bluish grass-like foliage. From spring through summer arise slender stalks to 18 to 24 inches high topped by a tight full umbel of bright lavender-pink flowers that have a slightly darker corona and tube in the center of each flower, which on this variety are larger than typical Society Garlic. Plant in full sun to light shade with occasional to regular irrigation - as with Tulbaghia violacea this plant should prove somewhat drought tolerant but will always looks better with more regular watering. Should prove hardy and evergreen to at least 25F and root hardy to colder temperatures. Use as a low border plant and like Society Garlic it can also be used in cooking. This plant is of hybrid origin with one parent being Tulbaghia violacea, which comes from southern Africa. It was introduced by Fisk Horticulture of South Africa and is being marketed in the US by Star Roses and Plants. This plant had a 3.78 ranking (out of 5) in the Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials. The genus was named to honor Ryk Tulbagh (1699-1771) the early governor of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The image on this page courtesy of Frisk Horticulture.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tulbaghia 'Ashanti'.